Songs of war

Reflection about war with B'Rock and I Solisti del Vento directed by Wouter Van Looy.

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Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Heiner Goebbels' Songs of Wars I've seen are indictments of the absurdity of war. 

Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda is one of the iconic works from the Baroque period, the struggle between two lovers, the struggle between religions, a possible indictment of the absurdity of violence and extremism. The texts of Gertrude Stein are used by Goebbels in his indictment. It is a meditation on the effects of war on women, reflected by Gertrude Stein’s extracts from memoirs of life in Vichy (France) during World War II. The German composer Heiner Goebbels, inspired by her book, produced a theatrical composition, mainly performed by women.

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Production Muziektheater Transparant  Coproduction Music Centre De Bijloke Ghent, Kunstfestspiele Hannover, Baroque Orchestra B’Rock, I Solisti del Vento and nieuwe Luxor Theater.

Location Dates Hour
Operadagen Rotterdam (Rotterdam)
+31 10 436 60 70
www.operadagenrotterdam.nl
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28/5/2013
20:00
De Bijloke Muziekcentrum (Gent)
+32 9 233 68 78
www.debijloke.be
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29/5/2013
30/5/2013
20:00
20:00

Tancredi e Clorinda

music: Claudio Monteverdi

text Torquato Tasso

conductor Wim Maeseele

director | video Wouter Van Looy

original footage Daniel Demoustier, e.a.

dramaturgy Jef Lambrecht

light | video technique Peter Quasters

video montage Youssef Chellak

Testo  Dietrich Henschel

Clorinda Claron McFadden

Tancredi Reinoud Van Mechelen

musical ensemble B’Rock

 

Sequenza per voce

music Luciano Berio

director | video Wouter Van Looy

light | video technique Peter Quasters

Clorinda  Claron McFadden

Songs of Wars I Have Seen

 

music, concept and director Heiner Goebbels

Text Gertrude Stein

Conductor Marit Strindlund

director Wouter Van Looy

musical ensembles B’Rock en I solisti del vento